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Guide to Research

Search for Books, Articles, and More!

Use the "everything" search box below for books, articles, and more. For discipline specific searching, try our databases.

Not sure what database to use? Use our choosing the right database tool!


  • For best results use 2-3 keywords connected by AND / OR / NOT
  • Put "phrases in quotation marks"
  • Use (parenthesis) to develop a complex search 
  • Check your spelling
  • Use the facets on the right hand side of results to narrow down your search

Multidisciplinary databases

Academic Search Complete

The largest scholarly, multidisciplinary, full-text database.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Information on social issues including viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

EBSCO (all)

Select from EBSCO databases or search multiple databases simultaneously.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale)

Specialized online reference books covering a wide range of disciplines, including arts, biography, business, education, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, religion, science, and social science.

Academic OneFile (Gale)

Scholarly periodicals in a broad range of disciplines.

How to find books - video tutorial